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Kangana Ranaut Faces Police Complaint For “Seditious” Instagram Post

New Delhi: The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) filed a police complaint against actor Kangana Ranaut on Saturday for allegedly making “seditious” remarks on the social media.

IYC national secretary Amreesh Ranjan Pandey and Ambuj Dixit, co-coordinator of the outfit’s legal cell, filed the complaint against Ms Ranaut at the Parliament Street police station in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa also slammed the actress over her alleged derogatory remarks targeting Sikhs and said the government should take action against her.

“She should either be put in mental hospital or in jail. We demand strict action from government for her hateful content on Instagram,” Mr Sirsa said in a tweet.

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on Friday that the Centre will repeal three contentious farm laws, Ms Ranaut posted Instagram stories, saying India is a “Jihadist Nation” and calling for dictatorship in the country, the complaint by the youth wing of the Congress said.

“Kangana Ranaut is a renowned actress and has a huge fan following of more than 7.8 million (78 lakh) people on Instagram. Therefore, her intentional, irresponsible and seditious posts have the ability to excite hatred, contempt and disaffection towards the republic of India,” it said.

The complaint has been filed for registering an FIR against the actress under sections 124A (sedition), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Mr Pandey said.